Superior or not, you have to prove it

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA, August 8th.- Whether or not Tigres is superior to Necaxa has to be demonstrated on Saturday, affirmed team captain Guido Pizarro, who commented that at home they have to be the protagonists.

                “Whether or not we’re superior is something we’ll have to prove on Saturday. Necaxa are coming from a well-played match, so their forwards must be feeling confident, but at home we have to be the protagonists.

 “The squad is fine. Work has gone well this week after an important win. We hope to improve on Saturday and get the result we all want.”

                About the opponent…

“They achieved a great result and have been extremely decisive. Since the offensive players will undoubtedly be feeling confident (they defeated Veracruz 7-0), we first need to take control of the match so their forwards won’t have a chance to score. Let’s hope we’ll see some good football and that we’ll win, which is what’s important.”

                Good state of mind…

“We achieved a positive result last weekend, on a difficult pitch, which has favored our state of mind, but we know that every fixture is different, on our pitch, with our people.”

                A great squad…

“We have a great squad which is something we’ve been showing for some time now. We have to give weight to the first fixtures because afterwards, at the end, the points earned at the beginning make a difference. We need three points in every match, so let’s carry on in the same way with the team on the same wavelength. We’re on the right track.”

                There is room for improvement…

“There’s room for improvement in several aspects; let’s hope we can improve as the season advances.”

                Opinion on what an Argentinian journalist said…

                “The guys showed it to me today, but it’s true that national journalism in Argentina places a lot more value on what happens there than here. Boca is the most important in America and Tigres isn’t far behind, I think.

“It’s also because they want Gignac and haven’t really been able to persuade him or reach an agreement, but it’s also to some extent to do with journalists placing more value on what happens there.”